Taylor  GS Mini
Taylor GS Mini

GS Mini, Other Steel String Guitar from Taylor in the GS Mini series.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 9 reviews )
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SonicPulverizer's review"Incredible player's acoustic"

Taylor GS Mini
The Taylor Gs Mini incorporates a beautiful sitka spruce top and sapele laminate back and sides. A 23 1/2" scale length allows for an enjoyable elasticity in playing feel. No onboard electronics are present but you do have the option of purchasing the Es-Go pickup system from Taylor. Designed specifically for the Mini, the Es-Go system sports a fairly simple installation procedure and is an excellent companion if you plan to play this guitar in a live setting. The guitar is factory equipped with Elixir nanoweb strings which sound wonderful and pair well with the naturally bright voicing of the Mini. The included gigbag was, to my pleasant surprise, well constructed and durable.


The small size of the guitar allows for a very intimate feel. The frets felt very nice for an acoustic in this price range. I found the Mini's tuning stability to be nothing short of extraordinary. Even going frequently between Standard, Eb, DADGAD, Open C, and a variety of other tunings-- the guitar rarely fell out of tune. This behavior stayed consistent over the 8 months that I owned it.


The guitar is inherently bright but very pleasant to the ear. Chords and arpeggiations ring out with crystal articulation. Fingerpicking passages that were indistinct and lowend-heavy on other guitars were brilliant and perfectly intelligible. Easily the best sounding Taylor guitar below the likes of the 600 series. I found the laminate back and sides to actually provide a superior tone to the hardwood models compared against it, offering greater (yet intelligible) low end and volume. This guitar can project loudly in a room despite it's small shape.


I had ample funds to purchase just about any acoustic on the market. I compared many high end acoustic guitars from names such as Taylor, Guild, Gibson, and Martin. The Taylor Gs Mini was one of the strongest contenders and the only guitar in a price point below $1800 in the roundup. The finish and playability of the Mini is unchallenged, outclassing many guitars in higher price points. With that said, I am a fan of bright sounding guitars. If you enjoy a darker, earthier tone-- you might seek out the mahogany counterpart to the Gs Mini that Taylor offers. The lack of an onboard preamp is my one complaint. While the external pickup offered is affordable and easy to install, it is an inconvenience.

Claudeze's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Taylor GS Mahogany mini"

Taylor GS Mini
Everything has been said about the features, my version is the model mahogany.
I note a peculiarity in the violin: the complete absence of dams in the background, very curved (rolled so strong, and given the small size it was obviously technically possible). Another point, there were savings on the sealer, so the satin varnish (especially the neck) is "porous" and therefore not a slip copy (it should be smoothed over time).
Most important, the pitch is reduced, it also reduces string tension, this is why the original drawing is medium (bronze strings elixir). Especially not to go on a shooting less, the guitar loses volume and precision (and increasingly, the truss rod should be reviewed).


Shape of the handle nice, light guitar but unbalanced (the handle is heavy).
Very good ergonomics, very enjoyable to play (as in the template, it is a 3/4, it is not far from the standard size, so it's not a toy).
The sounds are THE highlight: volume, balance, bass ... you do not get tired!
Version of mahogany, I find baffling projection for the size and type of wood (I assume version spruce ...) although this version is more suitable for finger picking.
The spectrum is very balanced, with superb mids.


This guitar is untyped, it is suitable for all playing styles and music. Even an energetic strumming does not scare him, but she found the finger really fit, by the beautiful balance of all frequencies.


I use it constantly since I bought, and I own many guitars (martin, yamaha, takamine). She became my favorite guitar in front of six or seven times more expensive ...
The semi rigid cover is beautifully crafted.
on the other hand, the microphone is optional in my opinion an argument purely commercial, highlighting the ease of assembly but: its not terrible, took quite high and huge feedback (it's a single coil pickup, you must love this kind of stuff on an acoustic). I have my own sound system with a micro under the saddle. She would win again with a double (and nut case) because the sound here is higher than the acoustic amplified sound, which is not always the case!
I think the mahogany version of "correct" version that has not spruce (low balance) because of the template. I'll test version spruce and why not buy more of it! (Theoretically superior for projection)
Great guitar, especially for the price.

boxelion's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" taylor gs guitar mini I love it"

Taylor GS Mini
Made in Mexico controlled by Taylor and it shows, excellent violin, beautiful finish at this price no complaints.
I had the opportunity to play on guitar brands with top finishes were not against it.


The handle is very comfortable pleasant, easy access to acute
excellent, the optimum size for holding.


This guitar is very versatile, good balance is suitable for all styles
excellent in picking, powerful sound with a pick, this certainly
table massive Sitka.


I just bought it to replace my baby taylor "mahogany" (a real
American made in California in 2003).
I try the mini gs in New York when it was released I was amazed.
I own several guitars including a Martin D28, 1990, an Epiphone PR745 in 1979, and this guitar has the qualities I expected and
no major defects given the price.
I recommend this guitar.

larsenblues's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Taylor GS mini (O Yeah!)"

Taylor GS Mini
- Made in Mexico
- Health reduced Grand Symphony (pitch 23.5 inches)
- Table massive Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Sapele
- Inlays Pearloid
- Rose 3 nets
- Can easily be transformed into electro-acoustic kit thanks to micro-ES GO
- Comes with cover.

Not yet tested in electro acoustics, the microphone I'm still waiting .. m: (


The neck is thin and very pleasant, easily playable for an adult.
It is like a goddess gaulée, petty cash domed The sound is equal to what I heard already on the net ..

it's very light as a guitar, you do not feel it almost on the back (the cover sold with Taylor is of good quality, nice, rigid foam ..)


It is suitable for any style of acoustic music ..
on the other hand is a bit between the Bronx and taylor french dealers who have difficulty in getting the microphones ES GO ... (More)


I use it for 2 weeks and I am fully satisfied ... I love it even I would say ..
I had a lot of acoustic guitars in my life, I confess that I prefer this one ..
I like everything, the sound amazing, ergonomics, small size, light weight ... (You can take it anywhere .. this is serious ..)

(I was a little scared because on the internet videos that show this guitar, the sound is very compressed and very medium rather limited ..... I would say in real life, the guitar is certainly the medium, but not exaggerated and the bass is a marvel ..).

I regret not being able to try electro acoustic ... hopefully soon, if they move from Taylor to ship these pickups #@@@### (I hope they are at the height of the guitar).

This is basically
I would do without hesitation that choice .. . and as said the delighted English a youtube video on the mini gs with an accent of southern England hyper: I love my mini Taylor (I luv 'my mini Taylo') (or something like that ..)